Frying: to cook in oil to produce moist, evenly cooked food with a gold, crisp surface.
Our Four Favorite Frying Recipes
Battered foods are often fried to achieve a crispy, golden texture. Use oil with a high smoke point, and heat to the stated temperature (usually between 350-400°F). Fry ingredients until they are cooked through and reach the desired color.
- For a healthier meal, look for recipes that can be baked instead of fried. Place the ingredients on a cookie sheet and bake at 375-400°F. Turn foods occasionally so they achieve a uniform color and texture. Adjust cooking times accordingly.
- Keep fried foods warm until they are ready to serve by placing them on a sheet pan in a 250°F oven.
Our Four Favorite Pans for Frying
Frying typically requires dealing with a substantial amount of heated oil. Comfortable handles with a good grip will help you easily transport the heated pan from stovetop to sink or countertop.
1. Anolon Tri-Ply Clad covered Sauté with Helper Handle: durable three-ply construction features an aluminum core between layers of stainless steel; induction suitable and oven safe to 500 degrees F.
2. Rachael Ray Hard-Anodized Covered Oval Sauté: stylish, and uniquely shaped to take up less space on the stovetop, this pan provides extra capacity and durable nonstick.
3. Paula Deen Signature Porcelain Covered Chicken Fryer: generous depth and soft-touch handles offer extra convenience and comfort for this long-lasting nonstick pan.
4. Farberware Classic Series Covered Sauté with Helper Handle: heavy-duty stainless steel is polished to a mirror finish offering even heating and a classic look; dishwasher safe and oven safe to 350 degrees F.
How to: Fry
Use this cooking method to prepare Game Day Onion Rings.
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